Regulation - LGIC

Proposed changes to moose management as part of the Moose Management Review

Regulation Number(s):
670/98 (Open Seasons – Wildlife)
665/98 (Hunting)
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal. The proposal was implemented by an amendment to Ontario Regulation 665/98 and Ontario Regulation 670/98. This regulation has been filed by the Registrar of Regulations.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No direct compliance costs to businesses are anticipated.

The proposal does not impose any upfront capital costs, upfront and ongoing operating costs or new fees on tourist outfitters or licence issuers. The proposal does not introduce direct compliance costs to business nor are there any existing compliance costs to business that are impacted by the proposal.

The proposed regulatory changes involve only some minor administrative costs to small business, such as tourist outfitters and licence issuers, associated with learning about the regulation changes; however the changes do not represent a strong deviation from current practice so these administrative costs on a per business basis are expected to be very minor. The total administrative cost to all affected business (approximately 820) associated with learning about the regulation is 3.5K per year (net present value) discounted over 10 years.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
August 12, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
We are proposing changes to improve how moose are managed, how moose tag quotas are developed, and how tags are distributed to provincially licensed moose hunters
Contact Address:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Species Conservation Policy Branch - Wildlife Section
300 Water Street
5th Floor, North tower
Peterborough, ON K9J 3C7

(705) 755-1940
Effective Date:
April 1, 2020